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Lawyers want Zimmerman evidence private

Lawyers want Zimmerman evidence private

SANFORD, Fla., May 14 (UPI) -- George Zimmerman's attorney said he will try to keep some evidence unavailable to the public and the media, and the prosecutor has expressed a similar intent.

Fla. woman gets 20 years for warning shot

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 12 (UPI) -- A woman who fired a warning shot during a fight with her husband was sentenced to 20 years in prison under a Florida law that strips judges of discretion.

Zimmerman lawyer to withhold information

STANFORD, Fla., May 11 (UPI) -- George Zimmerman's lawyer is seeking to have some information related to his client's Florida trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin withheld from the media.
Trayvon Martin gun targets sold online

Trayvon Martin gun targets sold online

STANFORD, Fla., May 11 (UPI) -- Gun range targets meant to portray slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin were sold online by a man who said he wanted "to make money off the controversy."
Zimmerman absent as not guilty plea made

Zimmerman absent as not guilty plea made

SANFORD, Fla., May 9 (UPI) -- The Florida man accused of killing an unarmed teenager skipped a court hearing in which his attorney entered a plea of not guilty to second-degree murder.
'Neighborhood Watch' film gets name change

'Neighborhood Watch' film gets name change

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- Twentieth Century Fox says it changed the title of its "Neighborhood Watch" comedy to avoid confusion with the Trayvon Martin case in Florida.

Ex-Colorado chief hired in Sanford, Fla.

SANFORD, Fla., May 2 (UPI) -- A former police chief in Colorado has been hired as interim police chief in Sanford, Fla., where the chief has temporarily stepped aside, the city manager said.
No gag order in Zimmerman case

No gag order in Zimmerman case

SANFORD, Fla., May 1 (UPI) -- The judge in the second-degree murder trial of a Florida man who admitted to killing an unarmed teenager said there is no need for a gag order on his attorney.
Judge: comments allowed in Trayvon Martin case

Judge: comments allowed in Trayvon Martin case

STANFORD, Fla., April 27 (UPI) -- A Florida judge denied a request to bar lawyers from commenting on the case of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with murder.
Florida town in limbo over police chief

Florida town in limbo over police chief

SANFORD, Fla., April 25 (UPI) -- The rejection of the resignation plan for the embattled police chief in the Trayvon Martin case leaves Sanford, Fla., in limbo, the city manager said.

Men opt for bench trial in assault case

BALTIMORE, April 24 (UPI) -- Two Jewish men accused of beating a black teen while on neighborhood watch in Baltimore withdrew a request to delay their trial and opted for a bench trial.
Court file in Trayvon Martin case unsealed

Court file in Trayvon Martin case unsealed

SANFORD, Fla., April 24 (UPI) -- The Florida court file in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin was unsealed after the confessed shooter was released on bail, officials said.
Zimmerman police chief tries to resign

Zimmerman police chief tries to resign

SANFORD, Fla., April 23 (UPI) -- The Sanford, Fla., City Council Monday rejected the resignation of the town's police chief, who had stepped aside during the Trayvon Martin investigation.
Zimmerman: 'I wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your son'

Zimmerman: 'I wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your son'

SANFORD, Fla., April 20 (UPI) -- George Zimmerman apologized to the family of Trayvon Martin at a hearing Friday in Florida where his bail was set at $150,000.

Zimmerman judge replaced in Trayvon Martin case

SANFORD, Fla., April 18 (UPI) -- Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. Wednesday was assigned to take over the case of a neighborhood watchman who killed unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

ALEC backs away from gun, voter ID laws

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- A U.S. business-funded group that lobbies for state legislation announced Tuesday it is shutting down its committee that pushed "Stand Your Ground" laws.

Zimmerman seeks new judge

MIAMI, April 16 (UPI) -- The attorney for George Zimmerman Monday asked the judge in Florida's Stand Your Ground shooting case to step down, citing a possible conflict of interest.

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Zimmerman portrait made of Skittles

DENVER, April 15 (UPI) -- A Denver artist has created a portrait of George Zimmerman made entirely of Skittles, the candy Trayvon Martin had bought just prior to his shooting death.

NRA criticizes media for Trayvon coverage

ST. LOUIS, April 15 (UPI) -- A senior National Rifle Association official at the organization's annual meeting in St. Louis accused the media of sensationalizing Trayvon Martin's killing.
'Stand Your Ground' laws backer targeted

'Stand Your Ground' laws backer targeted

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Advocacy groups have targeted more than a dozen corporations for their financial support of an organization that urged states to pass "Stand Your Ground" laws.
Trayvon Martin judge discloses conflict of interest

Trayvon Martin judge discloses conflict of interest

SANFORD, Fla., April 13 (UPI) -- The judge in the case of a neighborhood watchman who killed unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin said Friday her husband will be a CNN analyst for the case.
Zimmerman held pending arraignment

Zimmerman held pending arraignment

SANFORD, Fla., April 12 (UPI) -- A Florida judge Thursday ordered the neighborhood watch volunteer who killed unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin to remain jailed on murder charges.

Protests planned for NRA convention

ST. LOUIS, April 12 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association convention is expected to bring about 60,000 people to St. Louis and to draw protesters.

NRA tries to ease gun restrictions

ST. LOUIS, April 12 (UPI) -- The killing of Trayvon Martin has brought increased scrutiny to Florida's Stand Your Ground law and to a campaign to widen self-defense rights in other states.
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